Parveen Sultana Diti Hindi Actress
  • Date of death: 20-03-2016

As one of the most popular Bangladeshi actresses in the business, Diti had built an exhaustive resume of her work in television and film industry with over 200 films. Diti was born on March 31, 1965, in Narayanganj, East Pakistan as Parveen Sultana Parveen Sultana is a leading Indian classical voca >> Read More... Parveen Sultana . Diti discovered her love for entertainment at a young age and was awarded by the Bangladesh Shishu Academy for her singing talent. Her TV debut was “Laili Majnu” opposite Manas Bandopadhyay. She was only 19 when filmmaker Udayon Chowdhury casted her in the film Daak Diye Jai after winning the competition "Notun Mukher Sondhane" in 1984.

However, her first released film was Ami-i Ostad directed by Ajmal Huda. Her scintillating screen presence, beguiling eyes, and acting soon made her one of the most coveted artists in “Dhallywood” After this; she continued to earn success and fame. She acted in a number of movies, which earned her the National Film Award for Best Supporting Actress (Bangladesh) and other commercially successful films like Dui Jibon (1987), Tobuo Bhalobashi (2013) and Chakor (1992). Diti married actor Sohel Chowdhury in 1986, who was shot dead on 18 December, 1998 outside Trumps Club in Abedin Tower, Dhaka.

The two has a daughter named Lamia Chowdhury, and a son Shafayet Chowdhury . Diti later married Bangladeshi film actor Ilias Kanchan but this marriage too failed. Diti left the country in 2012, and went to Canada. However, she returned to Bangladesh along with daughter, Lamia in 2013 after which she decided to focus on TV plays. The actress made her directorial debut with the teledrama titled ‘Khunsutike Dilam Chhuti.” She also directed a one-hour play titled “Sobar Uporey Mama” starring Nowshin and Apurbo. Diti was diagnosed with cancer in 2015 and was admitted to Madras Institute of Orthopaedics and Traumatology, India, but her condition showed no improvement whatsoever. On 20 March 2016, Diti lost her battle with cancer at the United Hospital in Dhaka with her children, and a host of well-wishers at her side but she has left an indelible mark with a remarkable career of 31 years in the industry.